Research Associate in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Job details
Posting date: 24 September 2020
Salary: £31,866 to £34,804 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 October 2020
Location: S10 2TN
Company: University of Sheffield
Job type: Contract
Job reference: UOS026379

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As a Research Associate, you will work on the H2020 project, Ionic Neuromodulation For Epilepsy Treatment (IN-FET), which aims to develop proof-of-concept arrays of individually addressable electrochemical ionic actuators, integrated alongside sensors for epilepsy treatment. We are supported by a diverse and highly interdisciplinary consortium, consisting of academic and industrial research partners (SISSA-Italy, IBM Zurich, University of Geneva, IUNET- Italy), whose expertise ranges from electronic device technology and electrochemistry, to mathematical modelling and neurophysiology.

You will need a PhD (or equivalent experience) in microelectronic engineering in device fabrication, modelling, characterisation, extraction of parameters using a combination of experiment and theory. Experience in processing polymers and FETs is a strong advantage. This role requires skills and experience in clean room fabrication, photolithography, mathematical and physical modelling based on electrochemical and electrical measurement, data classification of sensors including the use of AI techniques and low noise design where necessary.

You will need to work and travel extensively to partner organisations as necessary, especially to ensure that characterisation challenges of biological system are met. You will be required to be involved in other projects that are on-going in the team and publish in top quality journals, consistent with the quality and ambition of the department.

This role is fixed term until 30 June 2023.

This is a cross-disciplinary research project between the Departments of Electronic and Electrical Engineering (EEE), Department of Material Science and Engineering, but primarily located in the EEE. EEE is respected internationally for its many important contributions in the field of electronic and electrical engineering ( We currently have 46 academic staff, including 22 Professors, and a student community of approximately 800 comprising undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students. Our teaching is underpinned by research at the leading edge, with world-class laboratories available to undergraduates and postgraduates. The Department is organised into three research areas: Semiconductor Materials and Devices, Communications, and Electrical Machines and Drives. Further details on each of the research areas can be accessed via the above Departmental web link. The Department has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award, for its support of representation of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics.

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